U.s embassy 2014 CVE Grant Management Assistant Job Opening

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Grant Management Assistant FSN-08/FP-06 in the Public Affairs Section (PAS)


Under the supervision of the Public Affairs Officer (PAO), the incumbent vets, administers, manages monitors, closes out, assesses effectiveness of, and generates grant programs funded by CVE (countering violent extremism) monies.

Target audiences are largely youth and interfaith communities. She/he conducts grant writing and grant management workshops for potential grantees; tracking CVE funding streams and coordinating with FMO, PAS budget specialist, and program offices in Washington; calling quarterly meetings with donors and other stakeholders to coordinate programming
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NOTE: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be considered.

1. University Degree in Social Sciences or Liberal arts is required.

2. Minimum of two (2) years professional experience in communications, grant management or proposal writing, project and/or event management, or managing large cultural, education, development or information programs is required.
3. Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading and writing in Hausa Language is required. Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading and writing in English Language is required. Language proficiency will be tested.

4. Incumbent must have extensive knowledge of host country’s political, economic, and social structures and ministries/federal and state government agencies related to countering violent extremism.

5. Thorough knowledge of NGOs, religious, ethnic, and academic communities operating in northern Nigeria relating to CVE and broad knowledge of public diplomacy program, including American Corner programming is required.
6. Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.

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When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an overall summary rating of “Needs Improvement” or “Unsatisfactory” on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.

5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.


Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application

will not be considered:

  1. Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or

curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus.

  1. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their

Form DD-214 with their application.

  1. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees

earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed


  1. A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this

position, and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised. Please

reference the job title and announcement number on the application letter.

  1. Limit all electronic (e-mail) submissions to one entry/e-mail not larger than
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5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures.


Embassy of the United States of America Human Resources Office

Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive Central District Area

Abuja. Or submit to HRNigeria@state.gov POINT OF CONTACT:

Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4261


Notice: Employment opportunities which are open only to currently employed Embassy local staff or the family members of Americans assigned to the U.S. Mission in Nigeria are listed on the Embassy’s internal website, available through the U.S. State Department’s OPENNET system.

Interested family members without OPENNET access may inquire by email to CLOAbuja@state.gov. All others should apply to HRNigeria@state.gov


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